[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 February 2018

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[Insights Secure – 2018] UPSC Mains Questions on Current Affairs: 07 February 2018

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General Studies – 1


 

Topic:   Urbanisation – problems and remedies

1) Efficient management of urban solid waste has positive implications for global warming. Examine. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

 


General Studies – 2


 

Topic:   India and its neighborhood- relations

2) The unfolding crisis in Maldives draws attention to the perennial question about whether and when India should intervene in the internal politics of its neighbouring countries. Should India directly intervene and try to solve the Maldives crisis? Critically comment. (250 Words)

The Indian Express

The Indian Express

 

Topic:   e-governance- applications, models, successes, limitations, and potential;

3) The success of digital India and ease of doing business in India starts with ease of using government portals. Comment. (150 Words)

Livemint

 

Topic:  Functioning of the judiciary

4) The new roster for allocation of cases in the Supreme Court, with division of work among the judges according to various subject categories, is a move towards greater objectivity or fairness. Comment. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 


General Studies – 3


 

Topic:   Indian Economy and issues relating to planning, mobilization of resources, growth, development and employment.

5) What is inverted duty structure (IDS)? How has IDS affected manufacturing sector in India? Examine. (250 Words)

The Hindu

 

Topic:   Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life 

6) Blockchain is ranked close to the peak of the hype cycle of technologies with inflated expectations and bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies represent the mother of all bubbles. Comment. (250 Words)

Livemint

 


General Studies – 4


Topic:   Public/Civil service values and Ethics in Public administration: Status and problems; ethical concerns and dilemmas in government and private institutions;